Montreal has re-joined LVN! And what an opening night it was! On Sunday, September 10, our very dedicated new coordinators, Chaya Waldman and Simi Friedman, prepared a most beautiful and special event for the post-seminary girls of Montreal.
Rebbetzin Dinah Fink flew in to direct the event and impart to the girls her warm words of inspiration and chizuk, highlighting the value of joining the weekly shiur on a consistent basis, and describing it as the best step to take in ensuring a solid hashkafic foundation. The group were very inspired and are so grateful to be a part of LVN once again!!
During the opening event, the girls heard a personal message from Harav Mattisyahu Salomon, shlita, Mashgiach of Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, who described the vital necessity of the organization. “Lechu V’Nelcha is a wonderful project…upon which the future success of every Bais Yaakov depends…. It’s important. It’s vital. Without which I don’t think any girl can survive. And without which a family of bnei Torah will not be able to develop the way that the Bais Yaakov really wants them to develop.”
To give the girls a taste of what LVN is all about, they viewed a slideshow of LVN shiurim, activities and Shabbatons around the world. To see girls just like themselves, on different continents, speaking different languages, in different locales, but all hearing the same message of aliyah and growth, truly resonated. It drove home the feeling that the LVN ideal is universal; the thirst for Torah knowledge and wisdom is relevant to every post-seminary girl, no matter where on the map she may find herself.
The coordinators prepared a lavish and delicious buffet with a stunning variety of milchig dishes and each girl was given a personalized notebook and pen.
The feedback we are getting from girls and mothers in Montreal is really unbelievable! “I wish we would have had it in our times!” and “I really look forward to it every week…’’
Thank you Simi and Chaya for your tremendous amount of heart and time! It was an extremely special event!
May the Eibershter repay you for all your efforts and kindness with an abundance of brachah and hatzlachah in both your personal life as well as in your avodas hakodesh.